Roots is a summer youth retreat that promotes the Reformed Faith and serves the Korean Central Presbytery of the PCA and churches in the Midwest. Come out for the Word of God as we grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ together. See you in the summer!
Jul 29 - Aug 1
Found in Him
Trusting the Process
Dec 19, 2018
It’s official! We have a venue, main preacher, and theme for Roots! It’s all about the process. Praise the Lord! 🎉 🙌
Feb 6, 2019
Another fruitful meeting is in the books as we figured out our pastoral duties and seminar topics. Exciting! 😄
Bethel Presbyterian Church ∙ Palatine, IL ∙ EM / KM
Evergreen Community Church ∙ Mount Prospect, IL ∙ EM
First Korean Presbyterian Church ∙ Glenview, IL ∙ EM / KM
Highland Presbyterian Church ∙ Vernon Hills, IL ∙ EM / KM
Immanuel Presbyterian Church ∙ Mundelein, IL ∙ KM
Vineyard Presbyterian Church ∙ Elmhurst, IL ∙ EM / KM
Found in Him ・ Finding Our Identity in Our Union with Christ
Rev. JOhn Chung ・ Pastor of spiritual formation at the JourneY
Theology & Approach
We receive the Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms as accurate summaries of what the Bible teaches.
We seek to emphasize covenant theology, dialogical worship that is centered on Jesus Christ, a healthy assurance of salvation through proper use of the means of grace, and an eschatology that hinges on the return of Christ and his coming kingdom in the new heavens and new earth.
We strive to offer Reformed Presbyterian theology, piety and practice as an alternative to what broad evangelicalism has to offer to young people today.
What to Expect
Worship services that are scriptural, dialogical, reverent and joyful.
Friendships and memories that go beyond the local church, engaging small groups, seminars for personal growth, fun games and friendly competition, and late night activities with a bit of a twist.
Hearty meal times and yummy snacks, air-conditioned sleeping arrangements, and enough free time to play, chat or even take a good and much needed nap.
About 160 people total in attendance. Not too big. Not too small.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the retreat called Roots?
Because youth is a great time to be rooted and built up in Christ and established in the faith (Colossians 2:7).
Can fifth graders or graduating seniors attend Roots?
Absolutely! We welcome incoming 6th graders and incoming college freshmen.
How do I register? Will I need a pillow? Will there be t-shirts?
For questions like these, check out our registration page.
For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him